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Table 3 Postoperative data of patients

From: Bilateral staged thoracotomy for multiple lung hydatidosis

Variable No. of patients (%)
Prolonged air leak 2 (11.7%)
Empyema 2 (11.7%)
Atelectasis 3 (17.6%)
Wound infection 0 (0%)
Mean intensive care unit stay (days)* 1 day
Mean duration of tube thoracostomy (days) 4.7 (range 3–21 days)
Mean hospital stay (days) 9.3 (range 7–23 days)
  1. * All patients were monitored in the intensive care unit in the first postoperative day.